Group Lists 11 Most Endangered Historic Places


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America's 11 most endangered historic places for 2009, as compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation:

-- Ames Shovel Shops, Easton, Mass. The 19th-century industrial village is threatened by plans for a mixed-use development.

-- Cast-Iron Architecture of Galveston, Texas. The collection of late 19th century buildings is threatened by hurricane damage in 2008.

-- Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles. The hotel known as the ''West Coast White House'' is threatened by a plan to build two skyscrapers.

-- Dorchester Academy, Midway, Ga. The school founded in 1868 to teach freed slaves is threatened by deterioration.

-- Human Services Center, Yankton, S.D. The campus founded in 1879 as the South Dakota Hospital for the Insane is threatened by a state demolition plan.

-- Lanai City, Hawaii. The plantation town built by pineapple baron James Dole is threatened by commercial development.

-- The Manhattan Project's Enola Gay Hangar, Wendover Airfield, Utah. The hangar that housed the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the world's first atomic bomb is threatened by disrepair.

-- Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth, N.H., to Kittery, Maine. The first major lift bridge in the eastern U.S. is threatened by possible state removal.

-- Miami Marine Stadium, Virginia Key, Fla. The stadium built entirely of poured concrete is threatened by hurricane damage and neglect.

-- Mount Taylor, near Grants, N.M. The mountain that as many as 30 Indian tribes consider sacred is threatened by exploration and proposals for uranium mining.

-- Unity Temple, Oak Park, Ill. The century-old Unitarian temple designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is threatened by years of water infiltration.


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